Surgery Today

, Volume 36, Issue 9, pp 823–826 | Cite as

Tracheobronchial Rupture due to Blunt Chest Trauma: Report of a Case

  • Meltem Bingol-Kologlu
  • Mine Fedakar
  • Aydin Yagmurlu
  • Suat Fitoz
  • Huseyin Dindar
  • I. Haluk Gokcora
Case Reports


Tracheobronchial injuries following blunt chest trauma are uncommon in children. The involvement of both the trachea and right main bronchus separately is highly unusual. We herein report the case of a 13-year-old boy who presented with both a tracheal and right main bronchial rupture following blunt chest trauma. While the tracheal laceration required a tracheotomy, a delayed repair of right main bronchial disruption was performed with a complete preservation of the right lung. The features of this uncommon entity are discussed, with special emphasis on early diagnosis and surgical management.

Key words

Tracheobronchial rupture Blunt chest trauma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meltem Bingol-Kologlu
    • 1
  • Mine Fedakar
    • 1
  • Aydin Yagmurlu
    • 1
  • Suat Fitoz
    • 2
  • Huseyin Dindar
    • 1
  • I. Haluk Gokcora
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of MedicineAnkara UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Faculty of MedicineAnkara UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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